Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014 - (Page 13)

NEW AND YOUNGER MEMBERS CLOCKWISE: DR. HO; By Vanessa N. Browne, DDS, Orthodontic Resident, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry LOMA LINDA ORTHODONTIC RESIDENTS. LEFT TO RIGHT: DRS. STONECYPHER, LEE, MORETZ, WOOD, PEPPERS, SABET, WIERENGA, HO, HOFF, AND LAM; HALLOWEEN 2012 AT LLU; RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Loma Linda School of Dentistry Postgraduate Orthodontic Program I asked Dr. Chandler Ho, an AAO and PCSO student member at Loma Linda School of Dentistry (LLUSD) postgraduate orthodontic program to share some highlights about his residency life. 2013 LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT. CLASS OF 2014 RESIDENTS. BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: CHANDLER HO, MARK WIERENGA, JEREMY HOFF, MORSE STONECYPHER. FRONT ROW: SHERRY SABET AND MELISSA SHOTELL. Vanessa Browne (VB): Why did you apply to the orthodontic program? Chandler Ho (CH): I am drawn to orthodontics because of the impact it can have on patients' confidence, appearance, and everyday function. I appreciate the ability to build relationships with patients and their families, as well as work with them to achieve a wonderful, long-lasting smile. I grew up in La Cañada, CA, and completed my undergraduate studies and dental school at the University of Southern California. I am grateful to be able to stay in the area and study orthodontics at Loma Linda University (LLU). VB: Tell me about your orthodontic residency program. CH: The environment at LLU is great for growing and maturing as an orthodontist. The orthodontics department at LLU focuses on its students. We have a brand new facility, the latest technology, and a dedicated group of full- and part-time faculty. I appreciate being actively involved in my education at LLU. Although the foundation of the curriculum is set, the program listens to residents' feedback, and provides extra learning opportunities on topics of our choice. Overall, LLU has been a perfect fit for me. Probably the only thing missing is a football team to cheer for. VB: What are some highlights of your residency? CH: Throughout the year, we have plenty of fun activities within the department. Many are competitive, like our pumpkin carving and Christmas tree decorating contests, but we try to keep it civilized. There are three unique experiences that will always stay with me. In the first year of my residency, in the annual alumni golf tournament, I shot the lowest score of my life. The low score was mainly due to the fact that we only played four holes because a snowstorm had covered the fairways - so we had to stop. My week-long observation in Santa Barbara with Drs. Arnett and Gunson was a great highlight as well. It broadened my perspective on viewing surgical orthodontic treatment, and I enjoyed seeing the entire process first-hand. Finally, I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to converse and share ideas with the late Dr. Craig Andreiko. SUMMER 2014 * PCSO BULLETIN He was an innovator in the field of orthodontics, having created patents that are the foundation of Invisalign® and Insignia™, to name a few products. I appreciated his guidance and the wisdom he shared with me because I also desire to contribute to the dental field with innovative ideas one day. VB: What are your plans for after graduation? CH: My wife and I hope to stay in Southern California after graduation. Ideally, I would love to associate or partner in a private practice for a few years before venturing out on my own. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and look forward to working alongside another more experienced orthodontist. My wife is a high school teacher; we envision ourselves committing to and serving a local community. We are excited to see what the future has in store for us. VB: Are you involved in any PCSO/AAO activities? CH: I attend the PCSO and AAO conferences. I appreciate all of the efforts PCSO/AAO have put forth on behalf of orthodontists, and look forward to future opportunities to participate in some capacity. VB: Tell me about your family and personal interests. CH: I am extremely blessed to have my immediate and extended family all living in Southern California. They are my core support system and always keep me grounded. As a family, we are dedicated to living lives of service. Some of my fondest memories are dental mission trips to El Salvador and Guatemala with my father and oldest brother, both of whom are general dentists. I love traveling and experiencing new places and cultures. Of course, I also love sports and always keep up with the Lakers, Dodgers, and USC football. continued 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014

The Big Easy: Not Always So Easy
About the PCSO Mission Statement
AAO Trustee Report
PCSO Business
AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) Report
Component Reports
PCSO at a Glance
AAOF Report
Decrease Stress and Increase Volume
Resident Spotlight: Loma Linda School of Dentistry Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Younger Member Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Bailey
Third Molar Protocols
Editorial: Special Section
PCSO Program Talk: Orthodontic Residency Programs and the Use of TADs
Case Report: Pre-Treatment
Faculty Files: TADs in Orthodontics: A Review
Seasoned Practitioner's Corner: Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Michael Chaffee on TADs
Case Report: Post-Treatment
Pearls of the Pacific: Instant Edentulous Anchorage
Portrait of a Professional: Dr. Earl S. Johnson
Sweet Farewell: Retainers and Retention
In Memory: Dr. Burton Littleton Fletcher

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